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What do you do when commodity markets swing? This article will explore how jewelry artists should respond to changes in gold and silver prices.
August 25, 2020

How Jewelers Can Respond to Volatility in Gold and Silver Prices

What do you do when commodity markets swing? This article will explore how jewelry artists should respond to changes in gold and silver prices.

There are a variety of services available to small jewelry businesses. We're taking a look at some of the services and courses for small businesses.
July 27, 2020

Free Small Business Courses for Jewelry Artists

Did you know that small business management classes are available for free? There is a good chance that there are offices and a professional mentor available within 100 miles to help you launch your small jewelry business. This article will explore the amazing array of services offered by the SBA, SBDC, and SCORE. It will also explain how these organizations are alike and different from one another.

Learn about CDFI small business loans and why they may be a good option for your jewelry business. These loans often help underserved populations.
July 15, 2020

CDFI Small Business Loans: These Non-Profit Lenders May be Right for Your Jewelry Business

Jewelry artists looking for funding should consider CDFI small business loans. Community Development Financial Institutions are organizations that finance small business that would otherwise struggle to get funding. They also provide small business training through their Technical Assistance programs.

Getting a jewelry business loan is intimidating. But getting financing to fuel your small jewelry business can help you get to the next level. How do you start?
July 09, 2020

How to Get a Jewelry Business Loan for Your Studio Business

Bank loans are intimidating. But getting financing to fuel your small jewelry business can help you get to the next level. How do you start? What do you need to do? What if you get rejected for a jewelry business loan? You have questions and we have answers.

Learn about the major contributors to the silver jewelry supplies trade to make better informed sourcing decisions.
June 03, 2020

Silver Jewelry Supplies by Nation of Origin

The silver jewelry trade has a rich history. There are centers of production in the world where jewelry manufacturing took root generations ago. These market leaders are each known for different strengths. Learn about the major contributors to the trade to make better informed sourcing decisions.

Personal safety in the jewelry business is an important issue. Use these tips to keep you and your inventory safe at home and on the road.
February 26, 2020

10 Tips for Personal Safety in the Jewelry Business

Personal safety is an important issue in our field. Unfortunately, it is rarely given due attention until the aftermath of a tragedy when a member of our community is the victim of burglary or assault. This article will explore basic prevention strategies to protect yourself and your inventory.

Every jewelry designer loves some press coverage! Read on for tips to create a media kit that will put your  designs in front of editors.
February 03, 2020

How to Create a Media Kit for Jewelry Artists

Every jewelry designer loves a little press coverage! Read on for tips to create a media kit that will easily put your business and designs in front of editors and influencers.

An elevator pitch is the cornerstone of jewelry sales that every small business owner needs. If you missed out on the binge-watching era of
September 19, 2019

Tips to Nail Your Jewelry Sales Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is the cornerstone of jewelry sales that every small business owner needs. If you missed out on the binge-watching era of Shark Tank and other business competition TV shows this may be a new term for you. Fear not, this article will take a deep dive into pitching concisely with a compelling call to action. You’ll be a jewelry sales pro before you know it!

Great advice for metalsmithing and jewelry students on options for entry level career paths. Learn about potential job opportunities and how to find them.
March 22, 2018

Career Services for Jewelry Students: Explore Jewelry Job Opportunities

Career Services at universities don't often cater to jewelry students entering the field after graduation. Get specialized advice on how to enter the jewelry work force and earn a living. This article explores jewelry jobs and career information.

Graduation can be scary! Jewelry BFA graduates in particular are often missing resources and guidance for their careers. This article explores career paths.
March 22, 2018

A Jewelry Student's Guide to Planning for Graduation

Students anticipate graduation with a mixture of excitement, relief and total panic. What's next!? Starting a new career in jewelry can be daunting. Plan ahead to cover your work space needs and save yourself one extra headache.

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